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Jimmy Moore Shows You How To Do Nutritional Ketosis.

Jimmy Moore Shows You How To Do Nutritional Ketosis.

1. “Using Nutritional Ketosis ForMaximizing Weight Loss & Health” by Jimmy Moore“Become Superhuman” LIVE Event Spokane, Washington March 9, 2013 2. 180-Pound Atkins Weight Loss In 2004 3. In the 9 years that have followed,everything’s been perfect with my weight and health doing just fine with no problems at all, right? Well…not exactly! 4. A Slow, Steady Regain• +15 pounds in 2006 = 245 pounds• +15 pounds in 2007 = 260 pounds• +15 pounds in 2008 = 275 pounds• +15 pounds in 2009 = 290 pounds• +10 pounds in 2010-early 2012 = 306 pounds• UGH UGH UGH!• Little by little, these numbers added up fast• Needless to say, I was frustrated by this• Let’s flash forward to early 2012… 5. Hovering justunder 300pounds again inMarch 2012 atthe PaleoFXconference inAustin, TX 6. Attending(ironically) anobesityconference inDenver,Colorado inApril 2012 7. Pushing back above300 pounds for thefirst time in over 8years of eating low-carb in May 2012 on(again ironically) TheLow-Carb Cruise. 8. This is how I feltinside! 9. You might bewondering how thiscould be happeningon a good high-fat, low-carb diet? 10. This book rockedmy world and haschanged my life! Itgave me a fresh,new perspective ona revolutionaryconcept known asnutritional ketosis. 11. The N=1 Self-Testing Concept 12. My n=1 nutritional ketosis (NK) experiment• Began NK testing on May 15, 2012• Different than urine ketone testing with Ketostix• Obtained a Precision Xtra blood ketone meter• First blood ketone reading was 0.3 millimolar (LOW! Should be between 0.5-3.0 millimolar)• Urine ketone strips measure acetoacetate• Blood ketone strips measure beta- hydroxybuterate• Thought I was eating good high-fat, low-carb 13. Basic tools for my n=1 testing of NK• Blood ketone meter with testi Continue reading >>

Breath Ketone Meters

Breath Ketone Meters

I heard Jimmy Moore mention that he is getting a breath ketone meter. I'd like to stop pricking my fingers so much, so I'm interested. Do these work? Anyone out there have one? And how do you get one? Or are they just insanely expensive and not an option for most? Continue reading >>

Using Ketonix Breath Testing For Nutritional Ketosis Review

Using Ketonix Breath Testing For Nutritional Ketosis Review

If you have been a reader of the site before, you’ll know that I used the concepts from the Bulletproof diet and a lot Bulletproof coffee to help put me into nutritional ketosis and lose a bucket load of weight. That sent me down the should I be checking for ketones, but also thinking well if I’m eating (and drinking) so much saturated fat have I reached and maintained a level of nutritional ketosis? I really wanted to know too as nutritional ketosis (not diabetic ketosis!!) is meant to be the place where your brain is meant to work better. It is also the place where, if you do suffer epileptic seizures, that it helps to reduce the frequency of them. Now I don’t have epilepsy, but I do like the idea I am helping my central nervous system function at a better state. That is another reason why I experiment with and do take various supplements, like unfair advantage, adaptogenic herbs and nootropics for the brain. (more on those to come) Use “BIOHACKER” to get a discount at checkout – valid until the end of July 2017. Blood Vs Breath Ketones Testing I think a lot of people try guess when they have hit the magical place called nutritional ketosis. However, we learnt from ketone researcher Dr Brianna Stubbs interview that the three ways to measure ketone levels are using either blood strips, urine testing strips or breath acetone levels. Measuring acetone levels in your breath is the new kid on the block for testing ketone levels.. Now I think that is awesome not having to prick or finger all the time and also saving on not buying ketone strips from a pharmacy. Why Acetone Breath Levels Are Best Listen to Michel Lundell’s interview on episode 14 of the Biohackers Lab podcast. He explains from his tests why he feels measuring breath acetone levels is better than Continue reading >>

The First Disposable Breath Ketone Test Has Arrived

The First Disposable Breath Ketone Test Has Arrived

Do you want a simple way to check for ketosis, without a urine or blood test? It’s also possible to check you breath for ketones (acetone). This has already been possible for some time with the Ketonix reusable breath analyser (costing $149). Now the Ketonix is joined by the just-launched disposable test Metron, which can be ordered via Amazon ($28 for 10 tests). Metron is cheaper if you only want to do a few tests (up to 50 tests), but the reusable Ketonix is cheaper if you want to do more tests than that – testing is free once you have one. At some point we may do a test of Ketonix vs. Metron. Would you find that interesting? Or do you already have your own experience comparing these two devices? Please leave a comment. Earlier Continue reading >>

Precision Xtra Vs. Novamax Plus: Ketone Meter Evaluation

Precision Xtra Vs. Novamax Plus: Ketone Meter Evaluation

With the rise in interest in the n=1 experiment I’ve been blogging about since May 2012 (read my latest updates about it here, here, here and here), so many of you have begun testing your own blood ketones to see how well you are doing in pursuit of reaching that glorious state of “nutritional ketosis.” Attaining blood ketone levels of 0.5-3.0 millimolar is the optimal level for producing an appropriate level of beta-hydroxybutyrate to commence fat-burning and to serve as an excellent alternative fuel source for your brain and body for optimal performance according to what Dr. Stephen Phinney and Dr. Jeff Volek outline so beautifully in their outstanding MUST-HAVE 2012 book The Art & Science Of Low Carbohydrate Performance. If you haven’t already picked up your own copy of this book, then I cannot recommend it highly enough to you as an invaluable resource in your pursuit of living an optimally healthy low-carb lifestyle. As people have been shopping around for their own blood ketone meter, I’ve been getting a lot of e-mails from readers who have asked me for my recommendation between which of the two major ketone meters they should get to test their blood levels. Is there any difference between the Precision Xtra and NovaMax Plus blood ketone meters? I’ve personally tried both of these meters and have been using the Precision Xtra results to document my n=1 experiment. Let’s take a closer look at the PROS and CONS of each: **Precision Xtra Blood Ketone Meter** PROS: – Accurate and clear blood ketone measuring – Sturdy and strong test strips – More precise than urine ketone testing CONS: – Requires more blood than glucose testing – Test strips can be quite expensive – Not available for purchase in stores **NovaMax Plus Blood Ketone Meter** PROS Continue reading >>

Testing For Ketosis

Testing For Ketosis

I was asked in an e-mail about ketosis testing and thought I'd share what I wrote. There's a few ways to check for ketosis. There are at least three types of ketones running around in your body and each of the three most common testing methods tests for a different one. There are Ketostix which you can get from your pharmacist. It's one of the cheaper ways but... it's not terribly accurate. It can be diluted by how much you drink and will often disappear after your body becomes more adapted at using ketones. These test for Acetoacetate. Next is a device called a Ketonix which costs about $120 on Amazon. More initial cost up front but it can be reused over and over again. You just blow into it and it gives you one of four colors to tell how high it's measuring the Acetone in your breath. (blue, green, orange and red) I'd recommend the sport version over the standard version because it gives you more info. In addition to giving you a color it also flashes to tell you how deep into that color you are. i.e. orange that blinks twice is lower than orange blinking 9 times. The third ketone body is beta-hydroxybutyrate. This is the ketone found in blood and is meausred much like testing for blood sugar. In fact I will usually do both these tests off the same finger prick so I don't have to stab myself more often than I have to. This is the most accurate meathod for checking how well you're doing in ketosis. But it is by far the most expensive. The meter I use is a Precision Xtra. It can test for both ketones and blood sugar. The meter itself isn't expensive but the strips are absolute piracy. I've seen them as high as $5 a strip! Shop around online for them if you go this route. I did find them for about $1.50 each here... . That's the bad news. The good news is that you can ge Continue reading >>

6: Vegetables, Dairy & Testing For Ketosis

6: Vegetables, Dairy & Testing For Ketosis

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES Questions abound about the low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diet and this brand new podcast is devoted to answering the most burning ones on the hearts and minds of people who are curious about this way of eating. Here at Keto Talk with Jimmy Moore & The Doc (listen and leave a review for the show on iTunes HERE), we are dedicated to providing these answers to you from two of the most experienced and educated experts on keto–10-year veteran health podcaster and international bestselling author Jimmy Moore from “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” and Arizona osteopath and certified bariatric physician Dr. Adam Nally from “Doc Muscles” who chime in with their thoughts about all things related to nutritional ketosis. In the month of January, we have been airing brand new episodes for you on Thursdays as well as a special BONUS episode on Sundays (listen to Episode 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 in case you’ve missed them). This podcast is just 20 minutes long and helps you get some incredible keto knowledge in a flash. Listen in today as Jimmy and Adam keep dropping the truth bombs in Episode 6! KEY QUOTE: “If you’re eating low-fat dairy, then you’re basically eating a high-carb food.” — Jimmy Moore Here’s what Jimmy and Adam talked about in Episode 6: – Why Adam makes up words like “ketonian” – How Adam does a lot of Periscope videos on keto – Study: Eating when not hungry bad for health – The four reasons why we eat when we’re not hungry – How do you get enough vegetables on your ketogenic diet? – Why you don’t need as much fiber when you eat low-carb – The other ways you can get vitamins besides vegetables – Does dairy cause any problems with getting into ketosis? – The concerns about antibiotics in low-fat dairy pr Continue reading >>

Testing Blood Ketones With Jimmy Moore

Testing Blood Ketones With Jimmy Moore

Recently, Jimmy Moore, in his Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Blog, shared that he started a new n=1 experiment that was inspired by his reading of the new book The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance (2012) by Stephen Phinney and Jeff Volek, who also authored The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living (2011) and, along with Eric Westman, The New Atkins For a New You (2010). In this newest book, the subject of blood ketone testing is explained in detail. In the "olden days", we had to use urine testing strips for testing ketone levels, and the results were less than consistent. Back in 2000, my husband, Bill, lost around 30 pounds eating very low carb but never turned a strip purple, which is supposed to show evidence of ketosis. I, on the other hand, did not lose any weight, and my testing strips turned as dark a shade of purple as they could. Today, there is a new over-the-counter system available to test blood ketone levels. Although designed for diabetics, this system can easily be used by people like myself and any other non-diabetic who wants to get to the bottom of why they are not losing weight eating low carb. Jimmy Moore explains here how he is testing his blood for evidence of ketone bodies with a handy dandy hand-held meter which is very similar to the blood glucose meters that you can buy in any pharmacy. One drawback is that, although the meter is pretty cheap, the testing strips for ketone measuring are pricey at $5-$6 per strip, but I guess it would be worth it to achieve the results that you have coming to you! Typically, one strip is used each day. You can find the meter and the strips on Amazon.com here and here. I bought my meter from Amazon, but I bought my strips here, because they were much cheaper. Jimmy explains how it has become obvious Continue reading >>

Keto Clarity With Jimmy Moore Podcast #14

Keto Clarity With Jimmy Moore Podcast #14

In this podcast, Dr. Justin interviewed Jimmy Moore co-author of Keto Clarity who phenomenally lost 180 pounds through low carb dieting and progressed towards attaining nutritional ketosis. Jimmy emphasized the importance of consuming high amounts of saturated and monounsaturated fats to satiety, moderating the protein intake along with the low carb to be in a state of ketosis. He also explained that there is no set ratio or measurement that would work for everyone but people need to find their own personal carb tolerance and protein threshold levels to make it work. Discover the different tests to measuring ketone levels and which is the most accurate to know if one is in ketosis. In this episode we cover: 10:00 Top 5 Foods that induce ketosis 18:47 Dairy sensitivity can cause insulinogenic response 23:47 Importance of insulin levels in ketosis 25:42 Keto Adaptation 33:47 Ketoacidosis 38:03 Testings for Nutritional Ketosis 45:10 Atkins Diet vs. Ketogenic Diet Dr. Justin Marchegiani: Hi, this is Dr. Justin Marchegiani and we are back with Beyond Wellness Radio. Again, Baris Harvey will not be here today but I will be joined by Jimmy Moore. And again, Jimmy Moore I do not think really needs an introduction. He has got the biggest Low Carbohydrate blog on the internet. He also has a couple of new books out. One book last year was Cholesterol Clarity and he teamed up again with Dr. Eric Westman to write Keto Clarity. Jimmy welcome to the show. Jimmy Moore: Hey, Justin. What is going on, man? Dr. Justin Marchegiani: Not too much. I am really excited to get some more information about ketones and ketosis. There are a lot of myths out there. Jimmy Moore: Yes. Dr. Justin Marchegiani: And I have a lot of my patients that are, you know, they are using Ketostix or ketosis as a wa Continue reading >>

Episode #31: Mark Sisson Talks To Jimmy Moore About Keto Clarity

Episode #31: Mark Sisson Talks To Jimmy Moore About Keto Clarity

If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to The Primal Blueprint Podcast on iTunes. Thanks for visiting! Description: Mark turns the tables on Jimmy Moore (host of the popular Livin’ La Vida Low Carb podcast, where he has interviewed nearly 1,000 guests!) as Jimmy discusses his new book, Keto Clarity. Jimmy reveals how eating to promote a state of nutritional ketosis can have therapeutic effects on mood, energy levels, and brain function, as well as powerful fat reduction benefits. This is particularly true for people who have been eating primal/Paleo/low-carb and become stalled out on their progress. Jimmy himself lost some 180 pounds through low carb eating, then started to explore the world of nutritional ketosis to make further progress and experience incidental benefits with great success. Keto Clarity, which Jimmy wrote along with Dr. Eric Westman, details Jimmy’s intensive self-experimentation, including blood testing several times per day for a year, to identify the dietary patterns that allow him to remain in a prolonged ketone-burning and fat-burning state. In the discussion, Jimmy mentions the confusion around “low carb” diets, which can often take the shape of a high protein diet. When people who engage in carbohydrate restriction go overboard on protein, that excess protein beyond metabolic requirements is commonly converted into glucose through the process known as gluconeogenesis. This results in a blood sugar and insulin spike, quickly kicks you out of ketosis, and inhibits the reduction of excess body fat and all the health benefits that come with being a fat-burning machine. Essentially, you are back into a high carb eating pattern even with dietary intake of carbs is moderated. In reality, the optimal ketogenic diet would be characterized Continue reading >>

Jimmy Moore: Keto Clarity – #142

Jimmy Moore: Keto Clarity – #142

Jimmy Moore is the author of Cholesterol Clarity: What the HDL Is Wrong With My Numbers, and the energetic personality behind the uber-popular Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show and blog. Jimmy burst onto the healthy scene in 2004 after losing 180lbs, and has dedicated his life to helping people get the best information possible so they can make the right decisions about health. Jimmy interviewed over 900 of the world’s top health experts in writing his newest book, Keto Clarity, and he comes on Bulletproof Radio to talk about the one-size-fits-all fallacy, why all fat is not created equal, and how to properly get into and measure ketosis. Enjoy the show! What You’ll Hear 0:07 – Cool Fact of the Day! 0:48 – Welcome Jimmy Moore 2:06 – Jimmy’s Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show 3:49 – The importance of responding 6:06 – Keeping the weight off 8:20 – Problems with a high-protein diet 10:43 – The effects of being fat-deprived 12:35 – Resistant starch and your microbiome 14:40 – The one-size-fits-all fallacy 16:22 – The formula for ketosis 21:04 – How to measure ketosis 26:39 – The optimal state for high performance 35:05 – Signs that you’re in ketosis 37:56 – Food labeling 40:17 – Not all fat is created equal 46:00 – Top four recommendations for people to go into ketosis Featured Resources Bulletproof Transcripts Dave: Today’s cool fact of the day is actually about Jimmy Moore, today’s guest. Jimmy never missed a day of school from 7th to 12th grade, and it’s kind of interesting because about 7.5 million students in the U.S. are chronically absent from school each year. People that miss that amount of school are at severe risk of dropping out, and the research shows that those kids who attend school regularly in their primary-education Continue reading >>

Japanese Researchers Create Smartphone Ketone Meter

Japanese Researchers Create Smartphone Ketone Meter

Researchers at Japan’s giant telecom, NTT Docomo, recently created a smartphone ketone (acetone) reader that may help low carb and ketogenic dieters stay aware of how their food choices affect their nutritional ketosis. Currently, the best approach for doing this is quite expensive: serum ketone monitoring. With ketone test strips running between $2-$5 USD a strip, measuring even once or twice a day with a device like the Abbot Laboratories Precision Xtra Glucose and Ketone Monitoring System can be a costly proposition. The alternative, of course, is cheaper but less meaningful ketostix that measure one type of ketone that is secreted in the urine, to varying degrees. (For additional background on ketosis and measuring ketones, see Why You Need To Stop Worrying About The Color Of Your Ketostix.) But if the researchers at NTT Docomo have their way, the cruel economics of ketone testing may change for the better: Acetone contained in our exhaled breath is a metabolic product of the breakdown of body fat and is expected to be a good indicator of fat-burning. Typically, gas chromatography or mass spectrometry are used to measure low-concentration compounds in breath but such large instruments are not suitable for daily use by diet-conscious people. Here, we prototype a portable breath acetone analyzer that has two types of semiconductor-based gas sensors with different sensitivity characteristics, enabling the acetone concentration to be calculated while taking into account the presence of ethanol, hydrogen, and humidity (source). Finally, the prospect of ketone measurements that won’t break the bank. The paper is an interesting read. Mind you, while this is encouraging news, we’re a long way from having consumer devices available for us to use. In fact, it may be tha Continue reading >>

Testing For Ketones

Testing For Ketones

Testing for Ketones 3 Types of Ketones How to go about testing for Ketones? There are 3 types of ketone bodies. Acetone, Acetoacetate and Beta-Hydroxybutryate (BHB, though technically not really a ketone body) The body (the liver) converts long and medium chain fatty acids into BHB and Acetoacetate. BHB and Acetoacetate live in reversible equilibrium (they can transform back and forth). Acetoacetate can also be turned into acetone. After converted to acetone, it can not be converted back. Acetone is typically excreted through the urine or breath. If your body has been in ketosis for a while, you will see a reduction in acetoacetate. Muscles begin to use acetoacetate and turn it into Beta-Hydroxybutryate for fuel, so less is present in urine as you get more keto-adapted. This is the flaw of the urine test. It only tests for acetoacetate so it will go down as your body gets more efficient at using ketones for fuel. 3 Methods for Testing Ketones Urine strips only test acetoacetate. Ketonix only tests acetone in breath. Blood Strips test for Beta-Hydroxybutryate (BHB), what your body uses for fuel. 1. Urine Test Strips Pros: Cheap. Cons: Very inaccurate in testing level of ketosis. Our bodies excrete excess ketones in two ways. Through the urine or through the breath. When you are testing for ketones in urine you will typically see higher levels in early stages of a ketogenic diet because your body isn’t using ketones for fuel yet. After you are fully Keto-Adapted (2-4 weeks or so), you will see less and less ketones in your urine because your body in now using more ketones for fuel instead of excreting them through the urine or breath. The urine test strip is also very susceptible to changes based on your state of hydration. The more hydrated you are (and we should all b Continue reading >>

Cheaper Alternatives To Blood Ketone Testing

Cheaper Alternatives To Blood Ketone Testing

I’ve had a couple readers reach out to me asking if there were any cheaper alternatives to blood ketone testing. My most recent check on Amazon.com shows the Precision Xtra Blood Ketone strips going for a whopping $4-$5 per strip, although as you see from the picture above, some places exorbitantly charge up to $9.99 per strip! This post is my attempt to go through some of the cheaper options that are available if you’ve decided that tracking ketones is important to your goals but you can’t afford the cost of these strips. The current gold standard for measuring how deeply in ketosis you are at home is still the Precision Xtra Blood Ketone monitoring system, and you already know how pricey this is. Unfortunately if accuracy on a moment to moment basis is important to you, there’s no way around it: this is your only option. To lessen the cost burden, you can do some online searches to see if you can find a better deal, although your mileage may vary depending on the legitimacy of the site. Some reputable options I’ve come across are: Ebay – You can sometimes get them for as cheap as $3 – 3.50 per strip, although it’s important to pay attention to the expiration date. Sometimes these go for cheaper because they’re expired or near expiration. If you’re ok with that, then have at it. Universal Drug Store – This Canadian pharmacy is where I typically pick mine up. They used to sell it for around $1.99 per strip, but have since raised the price to $2.30 per strip. Depending on how comfortable you are with ordering from across the border, this could be a good option. If your order is over $100, shipping is free. A drawback is that they don’t accept Visa or Mastercard, so make sure you have your American Express handy. Canada Drugs – Another Canadian p Continue reading >>

Getting Started On A Ketogenic Diet With Jimmy Moore

Getting Started On A Ketogenic Diet With Jimmy Moore

Jimmy Moore catapulted onto the health scene in 2004 after a phenomenal 180-pound weight loss enabled him to come off of prescription drugs for high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and respiratory problems. He is the energetic personality behind the über-popular blog Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb and the host of the longest-running and one of the top-ranked iTunes health podcasts, The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show. Jimmy also hosts two other active podcasts Keto Talk With Jimmy Moore & The Doc and Fasting Talk with Jimmy Moore and Dr. Jason Fung Featuring Megan Ramos along with the retired podcast Ask The Low-Carb Experts and the departed Low-Carb Conversations. He has interviewed over 1200 of the world’s top health experts and has dedicated his life to helping people get the best information possible about living healthy so they can make the right decisions for their health. Jimmy is an engaging speaker who has been invited to speak all around the world, including the UK, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and across the United States. He is the international bestselling author of The Complete Guide To Fasting,The Ketogenic Cookbook, Keto Clarity, and Cholesterol Clarity. Learn more about Jimmy and his work at www.livinlavidalowcarb.com. Jimmy More has inspired so many with his story! He was overweight and decided to take action and take back control. After getting diet books as gifts from relatives, Jimmy decided that enough was enough and tried the Atkins Diet. Though he doesn’t currently follow it, it was the step he needed to lose weight, and have momentum in the direction of health. Here’s the deal… this podcast is literally PACKED with an incredible amount of information… too much to even try to put into cliff notes. So I want you to listen t Continue reading >>

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